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Panic! at the Disco will pay a tribute to Queen with a performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody” at the 2018 American Music Awards.
The performance will be introduced by Rami Malek, Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee, who star as members of Queen in the upcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” which is featured on the 1975 album A Night at the Opera and was written by Freddie Mercury, is one of Queen’s most popular songs. “If there is one song that I wish I would’ve written myself, it’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,'” Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie said in a statement. “Freddie Mercury’s genius is clear from the very first note to the last and I’m honored to be able to pay tribute to Queen with my performance.”
The tribute will mark Panic! at the Disco’s first performance at the AMAs. The band is currently nominated in the favorite artist- alternative rock category.
It was previously announced that Carrie Underwood, Post Malone, Ty Dolla Sign, Mariah Carey, Benny Blanco, Halsey, Khalid, Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Ciara, Missy Elliott and Dua Lipa will also perform during the awards show.
Tracee Ellis Ross will serve as the host of the 2018 AMAs. The fan-voted awards show will air live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. ET.
The AMAs are produced by Dick Clark Productions, which shares a parent company with The Hollywood Reporter.
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